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15th Annual Brain Tumor Update and 4th Annual International Symposium on Long-Term Control of Metastases to the Brain and Spine - November 9-10, 2013 - Las Vegas, NV
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About the Symposium

This symposium will examine the therapeutic strategies in the management of central nervous system metastases. It will also focus on the molecular biology of glioma and potential for innovative therapeutic approaches in treatment of glioma. The roles of surgery, radiation therapy and systemic therapy in treatment of unusual tumors of central nervous system will also be discussed.

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the roles of surgery, radiation therapy and systemic therapy in the therapy of central nervous system metastases.
  2. Discuss the management of unusual tumors of central nervous system.
  3. Discuss the innovative therapeutic approaches in treatment of gliomas.
  4. Describe common tumor types, their affect on cerebral functions and their treatment.
  5. Identify specific practical issues focusing on living with a brain tumor including: symptoms, caregiver needs, palliative care and financial aspects.
  6. Provide management strategies for issues pertaining to living with a brain tumor.

Target Audience

Neurosurgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Neuro-oncologists, Neurologists, Nurses, Social Workers and allied healthcare professionals who work with patients with tumors.

‘Partners in Care’ Session for Nurses and Social Workers

New this year, the Cleveland Clinic is joint sponsoring with the American Brain Tumor Association to bring you the 2013 Brain Tumor ‘Partners in Care’ Session for Nurses and Social Workers. This session will provide an understanding of cerebral functions affected by brain tumors, as well as common tumor types and treatments. It will also focus on aspects of living with a brain tumor. These areas include symptoms and their management, palliative care and end of life, coping as a caregiver, and financial resources.

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